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“Just don't come here” 1 of 5 stars
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Boyne Highlands Resort
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Harbor Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just don't come here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

I have two good things to say, the food is not bad, and the slopes are ok. The accommodations are very antiquated, and bare. Popcorn sprayed ceilings, 20 year old tube TV's that do not work, ripped vinyl seating in lobbies, to name a few of the deficiencies. This would be understandable if I was paying $100 per night. But $350 plus per night? This is just awful. Find another resort. Do not stay here.

Stayed December 2013
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Close, clean, organized, fun, efficient, friendly, beautiful, peaceful, relaxing and all just before Christmas hell week. Had gone last year for New Year's Eve weekend and it was packed and crowded; had fun anyway, but we prefer more people space

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Nina V
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Gillette, Wyoming
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579 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife, family and I have been raving fans of the Boyne Highlands staff, mountain, and golf courses. We've visited and stayed for over 20 YEARS! Ten's of thousands of dollars($). Unfortunately our trip this weekend will likely be our last as house guests until the main lodge room (338) is properly maintained. Boyne management obviously feels like it makes better economic sense to invest in a Zip-Line or Segways(sp?), than update their hotel rooms. If it was a $69.95 Knights Inn I'd not complain, but $200 a night out-of-season is a shame. Flat screen TV without HD. Shower curtain rod pulling out of the wall, sink that "barely" drains, weak toilet flush, 1980's faux gold fixtures that have the finish worn off they've been cleaned so many times, swimming pool no longer hot, Slopeside Lounge service abysmal.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank HDFLHPI
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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218 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Booked golf trip - not a bad place. Very clean, good service, lots to do (esp for family!) Rooms a bit dated. Lots of work going on (roofing)... Overall could be a bit nicer for a higher rating. Also had shuttle to casino (believe it was 20 or so min trip.)

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank luvscigars
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Farwell, Michigan
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37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed at Bartley House, which apparently has the largest hot tub in the midwest - it's the size of a pool! It was amazing after hours on the road on our bikes. The room was plenty large enough, it was clean and comfortable. There were 4 of us per room, so it was a bit tight but all we needed was some place to shower and sleep. I wish they'd delivered pizza from the bar to the hotel, but it was only a short walk to the main lodge and bar. Not being in the main lodge, we didn't hear much noise from the bar; when we walked over there, it wasn't very busy and they had a decent band. Would be more than happy to stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Micki M
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toronto, ontario
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nothing pretentious yet everything we needed for a very relaxing golf vacation. Golf and stay packages are great value, feels like you are in the middle of the wilderness with all the amenities of home.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank dietinggolfer
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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Wife and I went to this resort in August of 2013. Stayed in the hotel on first floor. Rooms were small and cramped. Bed linens were very nice. HD TV and a little fridge. Layout was odd there is a step down on all first floor rooms. The resort must have been sued over this because they warned us when we checked in and attached a red notice to our room paper work when we checked in to be "careful" watch out for the step. We laughed as we went into the room. Sure enough my wife tripped coming out of the really small bathroom. It is really a bad design. Played golf on the Heathers. Easy but pretty track. Nothing out of the ordinary compared to other up north resorts. If I were going to go away for a golf weekend, I would not come here. This is a ski resort.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Bruce P
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Property: Boyne Highlands Resort
Address: 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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Location: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Harbor Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Harbor Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Boyne Highlands Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 386
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Byne Highlands has grown to become one of Michigan's premiere all-season resorts and we've taken care to preserve the things that matter. That's why we provide plenty of excitement - from Zipline Adventures to horsedrawn sleigh rides - right alongside exceptional golf, dinner theatre, and countless opportunities for guests to share time together with family and friends. ... more   less 
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